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North Carolina GOP, Saving Poors One Lotto Ticket at a Time

Look, we give people welfare so they can put food on their family, this is a stone cold fact. Also, we allow people to declare bankruptcy to give them a temporary respite from being crushed under the bootheel of late-stage capitalism in post-regulation, free market America, also a stone cold fact. So letting Poors and bankruptcy-declared people buy lotto tickets, well, it goes against the spirit of the thing! And everyone knows that Poors and bankruptcy-declared people are much stupider than non-Poors who are not in bankruptcy, and should therefore be protected from the free market. Read more on North Carolina GOP, Saving Poors One Lotto Ticket at a Time…
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Millions of Jobless Americans Filing For Disability To Get Food, Medicine

Social Security is in “trouble” because wealthy people aren’t required by the government to actually pay their share into the national program, and also because Congress has been “borrowing” billions of dollars that working people have paid into the program so that they might not have to starve or die of common illnesses once they’re chewed up and spit out by the capitalist system. But there’s another part of Social Security that’s running out of money even faster than the old age pensions, because a record number of discarded workers are now claiming disability payments and Supplemental Security Income — 3.3 million unwanted laborers will file for the last-ditch payments this year alone, and nearly 14 million currently receive the monthly stipends and early Medicare coverage. The money isn’t much, and is based on either your actual paycheck contributions or limited to an average $500 a month for SSI, but it’s “better” than the American alternative, which is pretending to rob a bank so you can get food and medical care in prison. Read more on Millions of Jobless Americans Filing For Disability To Get Food, Medicine…